October 22, 2020

There’s light on the Waterford horizon again as Hook Lighthouse reopens

OK so we all know Hook Lighthouse in actually in Wexford but’s it’s such a visible part of the skyline from the Waterford coast and just a short hope from Passage East, we can’t ignore its reopening!

The 800-year-old Lighthouse, which has been open to the public year-round since 2001, will now re-open to visitors on June 29 following its temporary closure due to Covid-19.

“We are delighted to be able to re-open to welcome visitors again to Hook Lighthouse,” manager Lorraine Waters says.

“Behind the scenes, we have been changing lots of our access points on-site and arranging new systems in order to create the safest possible environment for the Hook team and all of our visitors.”

The iconic Hook Lighthouse is the most popular tourist attraction in Wexford and the team at the lighthouse have taken carefully measured steps to re-open in a safe manner to all of their visitors.

Hook Lighthouse, the Lightkeepers Café and the outdoor dining option the Seahorse will all open seven days per week from 10 am to 6 pm with last access to the grounds at 4pm and dining closing at 5pm.

In order to ensure the safety of all staff members and the health and safety of visitors, all visitors must pre-book a free pass online in order to access the grounds of the lighthouse at www.hookheritage.ie as a limited number of passes will be available for each day.

In terms of taking a guided tour of the lighthouse, visitors can phone 051 397 055 to book in advance or once visitors are at the lighthouse they will be able to purchase tour tickets to take a private tour of the lighthouse tower with their own family members or in groups of five.

Pictured: Ciara O’Leary is all smiles at the 800-year-old Lighthouse

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